Sunday, June 01, 2008

Greek Robin Hoods strike supermarket

Supermarket, originally uploaded by Teacher Dude's BBQ.

In scene redolent of the 60s a group of 20 demonstrators entered a supermarket in the Exarxeia neighbourhood of Athens, Greece filled up shopping trolleys and left without paying. Afterwards the food was distributed in a street market nearby. The group also handed out leaflet protesting rising food prices.

The protests come at a time of growing dissatisfaction with the government of Kostas Karamanlis whose administration has been involved with a number of sexual and financial scandals since its re-election in 2007.

In addition rising food and petrol prices have caused hardship amongst those on low incomes and a general climate of discontent. Many accuse the government of negligence over its inability to curb the spiralling cost of living which has seen price hikes in the cost of basic goods five times greater than in other European countries .

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